Edible Garden

Edible Garden

mushrooms

Grow Your Own Delicious Mushrooms

Store bought mushrooms just aren't quite the same as fresh ones right out of your yard. However, just like most gardening, growing mushrooms takes a bit of know how that many people don't have. Learn...
apple tree

Growing Fruit Trees in Your Yard

If you love fruit and purchase it often, you may be interested to learn that commercially grown fruit you get from your local grocery store is often picked long before it's ready so it...

The Highest Antioxidant Foods You Can Grow

It is so wonderful to know that you can heal yourself with the foods that you grow in your own garden. Antioxidants are what you need to fight cancer, premature aging, and heart disease....
three tomatoes

The Ultimate Tomato Growing Guide

The tomato -- is it a fruit or vegetable? It's possibly the most delicious and versatile summer fruit ever! There's a lot to learn about growing and preserving tomatoes. Our tomato growing tips and...
Oak Tree

The Perfect Bare Root Trees For Your Garden

Bare root trees are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves and go dormant in the winter. Because of this dormancy, growers are able to dig up and transport these trees without containers, saving time...
Spices

30 Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

Spices and herbs have been part of most traditional diets since forever and that's not just because they add a lot of flavor to dishes. Research has shown that they contain components that are...
Greenhouse Vegetables

55 Health Benefits of Vegetables

If you're like most people, your mother frequently told you to "eat your vegetables". We all know that they are good for our health, but many people don't realize the magnitude and scope of...
Greenhouse tips

Greenhouses 101 – Grow Year Round!

Having fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs available throughout the year is very convenient. It results in less gas needed to run to the store and less garbage created. These are just a few of...
how to overwinter your spring veggies

How to Overwinter Your Spring Veggies

What is Overwintering Your Garden Overwintering is the process of creating a safe dormant state for your plants during the winter months. There are several ways to do this, but the best way for you...
Jalapeños

How To Stop Jalapeños From Turning Black

Jalapeños are the perfect addition to any meal thanks to their spicy heat flavor. While most jalapeños are green when you pick them, some can be black or starting to turn black. If you've...
Pumpkin Harvesting Safety Tips

Guide to Pumpkin Harvesting and Storing Seeds

Nothing screams the fall quite like pumpkins do. This crop comes in all different sizes and serves countless purposes. With pumpkins, you can even make everything from pies to decorations out of it. We...
asparagus

The Asparagus That Ate Winter!

Grown for its edible stalks, Asparagus is usually planted in January or February, as soon as the soil is not frozen and workable. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable with a high yield – 8...
Apricots

How To Grow (and Preserve) Apricots

January 9th is National Apricot Day--and it's never too early to start giving some though to this Spring crop. We're looking to celebrate by making this the year we try to grow our own (and...

Herbs in Winter: Taking Them In and Drying Them Out

We're clearing out our herb boxes as well as our gardens--but we also know that we have plenty of herbs that'll survive this winter. In fact, a lot of herbs really enjoy being placed...

How to Grow Vegetables in Cold Climates

Gardening in cold weather Well, I come from the south and my grandma and great-grand parents always gardened in the winter time. That was the busiest season for them. They ran a farm, so getting...
applying herbicides

Five Steps to Applying Herbicide Safely

Any gardener can tell you just how annoying and frustrating it is to control weeds. That's why so many of us turn to herbicides because they are an effective way to get rid of...
august planting

Vegetables To Plant in August

We are now in the dog days of summer. It's hot and humid in most areas, and not typically the time of the year many gardeners consider an ideal planting month. But August is...

Blueberry Harvesting–and a Blueberry Pie Recipe!

We've had some blueberries blooming as early as June, but now it's August and time for some hardcore harvesting. You might be busy with the same--assuming that you're not in one of those unsuitable...

Planting and Harvesting Bush Fruits: Raspberries, Blueberries, and More!

“Bush fruits” is a term that includes a number of perennial flowering plants that produce a soft fruit, such as berries.  These are plants that grow in the wild, as well as are cultivated...

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